Free Hands-on Creative Workshop

February 29, 2024

Join us for some eco-artistic fun!

Upcycled Life Scraps Diorama: Creating tiny expressive worlds with our daily waste

Let’s think in a new way about our waste – by reclaiming and reconsidering it through art making.
Creating beauty or curiosity can be a way to process our relationship to the items we consume on a daily basis.

Thursday, February 29th from 1 pm to 4 pm

Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington (Visitor Information)

Pre-registration required (below)

All ages welcome, preference for those age 55+

No cost

Please bring your gathered waste and a sense of adventure in art making!
(Small boxes will be provided for the diorama making)

Some materials will be provided and participants are welcome to bring waste materials from their daily activities to be decorated, dissected, and reconstructed into tiny dioramas. We will rework these materials with printing, drawing, folding, cutting, and collage methods as we construct wild worlds within discarded small boxes (provided).

For more information, contact Sue.

More information for participants:

Participants are asked to bring their own waste. The following is a list of suggested items to consider:

Packaging, old mail, paper or plastic shopping bags, Take out containers, tags and tickets, notes, homework pages, catalogues and magazines, buttons, twist ties, Bread tags, twine and or yarn, string, scrap fabric, lint balls, paint swatches, stamps, and whatever else you can imagine!

  • Please note this workshop is held in a community space and we ask that items be cleaned prior to bringing in. No stinky messy trash. Please and thank you.

Workshop organizers will have a pile of clean waste to share as well.

Covid safety note: masks are welcome for this touch-free activity. Please follow Halton Public Health guidance on Covid symptoms or exposure and the Art Gallery of Burlington’s COVID-19 Updates & Visitor Guidelines.

This all-ages event is part of BurlingtonGreen’s Green Connections with Older Adults program, which is supported by the Halton Region Community Investment Fund.